The need to foster integrated care delivery and address social determinants of health has led to the development of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Medicaid. The common goal of these initiatives is to coordinate a wide array of needed services to improve the quality of care and to curb costly and avoidable hospitalizations of Medicaid beneficiaries, particularly those with multiple chronic conditions and behavioral health needs. Given these extensive transformation efforts, states are leveraging existing investments in managed care and primary care to guide the development of their Medicaid ACO programs. With support from The Commonwealth Fund, the Center for . . .
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